International Chess Federation
Monday, 18 Oct 2021 14:52
FIDE World Championship 2021: Safety measures for Expo 2020 visitors

As FIDE prepares for the forthcoming World Championship – the highlight of the world chess calendar – held at Expo 2020 Dubai between 24 November and 16 December 2021  – coronavirus safety measures are front and centre of planning. The health and safety of players, spectators and event crew with scrupulous safety measures is the highest priority of event organisers.

The Expo 2020 Dubai has released an updated COVID-19 Guide to outline the measures implemented to manage the risks from coronavirus. Its fundamental principles apply to all operations and must be complied with at all times unless explicitly explained otherwise within the guide.


All visitors aged 18 years old and above must present proof of at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine recognised by any Expo 2020 participating country or the World Health Organization (WHO) or a negative PRC taken within the previous 72 hours in order to enter the Expo site. The PCR test can be taken internationally, at the airport, at PCR testing facilities anywhere in the UAE, and at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Expo 2020 PCR Testing Facility.


All visitors must correctly wear a face covering or face mask at all times unless they have a medical exemption approved by DHA.


Visitors must ensure that social distancing requirements are followed: 2 meters of social distancing maintained and venue capacity limits complied with. Visitor group sizes should not exceed a maximum of 15 people.


Visitors should use hand sanitisers or wash their hands frequently with soap and water.

Read  the complete EXPO 2020 Covid-19 Guide (pdf) before planning your visit to the FIDE World Championship 2021.